I promised to show pictures of the other quilt I made this summer, so here it is! I started this quilt in January of 2006, a long time ago! I bought the fabric in Iowa, and only worked on it while we were there over the years. It is a Kaffe Fassett design called 'Wallpaper Strips,' and the pattern looked like this:
So anyway, here it is. The colors in the picture seem a little washed out because it was so bright out... so in real life it is a bit more muted.
The back is a print I love by Heather Bailey. The first picture makes it look more salmon than pink, but it is really a true pink in real life! And it has a thin scrappy border, because I was 4 inches short of my fabric!
And my wonderful quilt-holder-helper, Derek!Throughout this process, I realized that I quilt in much the same way that I paint- in abstract! Some people like to use patterns, and matching fabrics that the patterns call for. Not me. I feel very constricted using a "line" of fabric thats all matchy-matchy, and I really don't even like using a pattern! Not that doing these things is any less of an art... I mean, no one would say that Rembrant wasn't an artist... he's just not my kind of artist. That kind of art is very "you get what you see," whereas you could stare at a Van Gough for hours and see many different things. So anyway, quilting is very much an art for me. Each fabric in this quilt makes me feel something different when I look at it, and that is the sign of true art. I hope you enjoy!